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Education & professional development

Story training for everyone

Strong storytelling skills give confidence in structuring ideas, communicating with others, and presenting to a live audience in both educational and professional contexts.

Professional Development

Story Training

Working in collaboration with expert story trainers, our onsite workshops help you use storytelling skills in a professional setting to inspire confidence in public speaking, improve communication and presentation, and articulate narratives important to your business or organisation.

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Youth Programs

Oral storytelling and creative writing for young people. Our youth program consists of a series of workshops delivered through schools and youth centres and has been designed to empower young people through storytelling, with a particular focus on youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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What people say about our training

  • You’ve lifted my spirit through the storytelling training. You’ve helped me better understand people’s experiences who identify in different ways. You’ve helped me find confidence in my story and sense of self. – 2021 Backstories storyteller (anonymous)
  • Working with Centre for Stories was a joy and privilege. Capturing stories from our community is so important and working with the team was a great experience. I felt supported and encouraged to express myself authentically and their professional service also ensured integrity to all. – Leanne O’Shea, Managing Director of Southwest Grief and Loss Centre
  • There are not many facilities that would offer a great platform or network for many people like myself, a person from culturally diverse background and living with a disability. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to have my creative voice be heard. – 2021 Backstories storyteller (anonymous)
  • Sisonke is one of the best storytellers around the world. She was my mentor and I couldn’t be luckier. – Anonymous Writing Change, Writing Inclusion alumni

An online course

The Art & Science 
of Storytelling

With Sisonke Msimang

It has been one of the most valuable things I have been involved in. It gave me a chance to tell a story that was important to me, but it has also dramatically changed the way I do keynote presentations. – Sonya Girdler
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Listen to our storytellers

Listen to some our best storytellers perform their first-hand experiences in short and moving anecdotes. Some are sad, some are reflective, some are laugh-out-loud funny – all have something to teach us.

This month’s featured stories

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